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And the smoking really, really bothers me. So this seemed like the right place to comment. But apparently no. So please, would love insight/instruction in to how I can appropriately participate?
The smoking thread is a very sensitive topic on EF so if you wanted to give your honest opinion in an newbie-ishy candid, slightly naive (you'll see why I say "naive" if you spend more time here) manner you really, really landed on thin ice. Don't take it personally.

There are to combatant (lol) teams
- the one who's terribly pissed off by smokers
- the one who's in favour of allowing smokers some degree of freedom (or total freedom, judging by some replies)

Both very combative teams take turns to stretch the arguments in their favour, resorting to ad hominem a little too frequently, but all in all is fun.
Enjoy!
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Old 25.10.2018, 19:45
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I have no idea whether its more appropriate to groan or thank this... but I laughed out loud.
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Old 27.10.2018, 17:46
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I have no idea whether its more appropriate to groan or thank this... but I laughed out loud.
You laughed? An addict who would prefer to satiate their habit than keep their children warm.

Sorry, but I don’t see the humour.
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Old 27.10.2018, 17:51
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Its disgusting that wherever one goes in Zürich there are cigarette stubs lying around everywhere. And up till now there was no rain to wash them into the drainage ( !!! )so it was even worse. They have no respect these smokers!
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Sorry, but I don’t see the humour.
Sarcasm: learn it, love it, live it.

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You laughed? An addict who would prefer to satiate their habit than keep their children warm.

Sorry, but I don’t see the humour.
Amusing ourselves at human weaknesses and flaws is part of life.
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Its disgusting that wherever one goes in Zürich there are cigarette stubs lying around everywhere. And up till now there was no rain to wash them into the drainage ( !!! )so it was even worse. They have no respect these smokers!
Call Saint Peter. Now!
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Old 29.10.2018, 10:21
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Its disgusting that wherever one goes in Zürich there are cigarette stubs lying around everywhere. And up till now there was no rain to wash them into the drainage ( !!! )so it was even worse. They have no respect these smokers!
Into the drains is the worst place for butts to go. Clogs up the storm sewers, doesn't biodegrade. Costs all tax payers money, not just the smokers.

In Nyon all the drains now have signs asking addicts not to dispose of their fixings in the drains. Routinely ignored by the rule following Swiss/Ex-Pat communities
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Old 29.10.2018, 12:39
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I have no idea whether its more appropriate to groan or thank this... but I laughed out loud.
Since the post was from Ticino Tom (st2lemans) the appropriate reward is a groan. He loves groans, especially for bad jokes.
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Since the post was from Ticino Tom (st2lemans) the appropriate reward is a groan. He loves groans, especially for bad jokes.
One should not pander to this gentleman!
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Old 29.10.2018, 12:56
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One should not pander to this gentleman!
At least I am a gentleman!

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Old 29.10.2018, 15:13
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Sarcasm: learn it, love it, live it.

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I was just thinking that some people here should watch Martina Hill in Knallerfrauen ( it's a German comedy series on Sat.1 btw) and desensitise a bit. I haven't see in a while so many non-PC jokes on bad parenting! Almost brutal. lol

What you posted was in that style.
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You laughed? An addict who would prefer to satiate their habit than keep their children warm.

Sorry, but I don’t see the humour.
To be fair, your lack of a sense of humour is hardly Tom's fault, nor anyone else's. Did you really think he was suggesting the situation depicted was real?
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At least I am a gentleman!

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Old 29.10.2018, 16:16
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in some countries they even test for nicotine and fire employees that smoke



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Is it me or can no one else take the smoking here? Why is it allowed to smoke on train platforms while waiting for the train. The smokers aren't even polite smokers. Always have cigarette smoke blown in my face and stuck in my hair. I can't take it anymore. I get caught before I can even get to the warm "non smoking room". It's making me crazy!
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Well the positive is that they die early from black lung. That means more free space in Swizzerland!
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in some countries they even test for nicotine and fire employees that smoke
Where is that exactly?

Google is only coming up with companies having the right to ban smoking in the workplace and grounds. Or you can specify a non-smoker in the job application but the applicant is not required to divulge whether they smoke or not.

Googled Europe, US and Australia.
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